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Sri Lanka: "disappearance" / possible extrajudicial execution: Sivanantham Jayakothy (f), Arumaithurai Athisdan (17), Siripala Vickneswaran

, Index number: ASA 37/028/1995

Sivanantham Jayakothy and her cousin, Arumaithurai Athisdan, "disappeared" the evening of 26 November, after they left their home at Kannakipuram, Valaichenai, Batticaloa district to visit an aunt nearby who was ill. Another relative, Siripala Vickneswaran, who went looking for them after they failed to return home was shot and killed. According to unofficial sources the two people are believed to be held in army custody.

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